Shorecrest Preparatory School Blog

Choosing Community at Shorecrest

Posted by Dr. Jean Spencer-Carnes on Aug 22, 2018 8:05:00 AM

Making a School Choice     

The sound of children working intently, their laughter on the playground, their happy voices in conversation at lunch, the sight of a teacher helping a student one on one: these are things we all think of, when we think of school. Finding a learning environment where your child is engaged in their studies and surrounded by supportive adults and peers is important to every parent.  Choosing among Tampa Bay’s myriad options can be overwhelming. According to, independent schools like Shorecrest Preparatory School, serve almost 20,000 students in Pinellas County.

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Topics: Private School, Inside Shorecrest, Rankings, tampa bay, relocating, Core Values, pinellas, st petersburg, culture, Indpendent Schools

Why Rankings Miss the Target

Posted by Mike Murphy on Nov 10, 2015 11:50:00 AM

November is when college football fans, players and coaches can get totally distracted by the formulas used to create the college bowl championships. If not for the vast amounts of money involved, it’s doubtful that many institutions of higher education would even consider asking student-athletes and coaches to tack on another month of preparation for one game. Regardless of the computer models and human energy invested in getting the top teams aligned, there is inevitable controversy and often huge disappointment. In the final analysis very few people will remember who played in the bowl games. The coaches and their players will have the bonds and memories they created over a year or years of preparation and competition. Those relationships and lessons will far outlast any single game.

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Topics: Private School, Rankings